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Delay in NEL due to signalling fault at Sengkang, service resumed after 40 minutes

The NEL was delayed for about 40 minutes during the evening rush hour on Wed due to a signalling fault at Sengkang station, said SBST. The transport operator announced the fault at 7.50pm via its official Twitter channel.…

‘Saddened by accidents’: Dozens of retailers vow to stop selling PMDs to youths unless with adult

Dozens of retailers on Wed pledged to stop selling PMDs to those under 16 unless they are accompanied by an adult, and not to modify or enhance PMDs in a way that will affect their electrical systems. A…

PMD ban not needed right now, but being considered: Janil Puthucheary

A ban on PMDs is not immediately necessary and the Transport Ministry will do “what it takes” to keep footpaths safe, the Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Janil Puthucheary said on Wed. In an interview with…

Three conservation shophouses in District 1 for sale at $31 mil

Three separate conservation shophouses at Telok Ayer St, Stanley St, and Smith St have been put up for sale. The freehold properties have a combined price of $31 million, and can be purchased individually or together, announced Knight…

Two-storey HDB shop in Bedok Town Centre going for $10.5 mil

A two-storey HDB shop unit along Blk 210 New Upper Changi Road in Bedok Town Centre is on the market for $10.5 million, or about $2,587 psf based on the total strata floor area of 4,058 sqft. The…

Surge in tourist arrivals bodes well for Singapore hospitality REITs, says DBS

Singapore-focused hospitality REITs CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDREIT) and Far East Hospitality Trusts (FEHT) are expected to see potential upside to their upcoming 3Q19 results, amid higher visitor arrivals and a resultant improvement in hotels’ earnings. Recent data released…

Get plain-clothes officers to carry out littering checks

I am a resident of the Jurong West area, near Nanyang CC. Currently, Jurong West Park is being redeveloped but the vast open space that has been newly created is already being used by the public. Every morning,…

Frasers Property Singapore CEO to retire; group forms new retail business unit

Christopher Tang, 59, is stepping down as CEO of Frasers Property Singapore at the end of 2019 after 18 years with the group, it said in a bourse filing on Wed. From Jan 1, 2020, Mr Tang will…

New joint facility at Kallang Fire Station will be used as Home Team command and staging area

The police, SCDF and other agencies now have access to a joint facility to coordinate operations during major events. The first of its kind to be built, the Home Team Joint Facility (HTJF) in Kallang Fire Station operates…

Videre Eyecare’s newest boutique is Singapore’s first eye health and beauty concept store

Centrepoint’s Videre Eyecare is Singapore’s first optical store that combines eye health, beauty, and cosmetics into a single retail concept. It is also the largest optical store on the Orchard Road shopping belt, spanning 3,411 sqft. In collaboration…

Condo, HDB rents slip in September; leasing demand may slow

Rents in Singapore fell in Sept for both non-landed private homes and HDB flats as compared to Aug, though the rents rose on a year-on-year basis. This is according to SRX flash data released on Wed. Meanwhile, rental…

Miniso $2 format opens first store, in Singapore

Chinese discount merchandise retailer Miniso has launched a Miniso $2 outlet-store format, with its first shop opening in Singapore. The store will offer hundreds of household supplies goods at “affordable” prices and augment the 30 standard Miniso stores…

New ‘co-living hotel’ opens in Chinatown with room rates from $60 to $200 a night

F&B player Katrina Group on We unveiled a hotel in Chinatown through its hospitality arm, as the first in a new line of affordable co-living hotels in APAC. Now fully operational, ST Signature Chinatown features a proprietary smart…

Capitalism helped create the climate crisis. We should not look to it as the solution

The recent commentary by Bryan Cheang is correct in pointing out that the youthful idealism of the green movement must be mixed with a pragmatic and realistic approach. However, much of what he and other critics construe as…

Fare increase needed to cover rising cost of bus, train operations: Janil Puthucheary

Taxpayers in Singapore subsidise about S$1 for every trip made on buses and trains here, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary on Wed during an interview with CNA938. According to figures released by LTA earlier…

Boy sneaks onto rooftop of Jurong West HDB block, friends dare him to jump

It was a chilling sight – a boy perched on the 18th-storey ledge of an HDB block. A resident had been hanging out his laundry to dry when he spotted the children on the rooftop of Blk 989C,…

Subsidised wards in newer hospitals better now

We thank Mr Chang Wei Meng and Mr Lim Tong Wah for their forum letters. Our public hospitals provide safe, affordable and effective care for patients. To keep subsidised wards affordable, they are designed to cater to essential…

StarHub to offer hyperscale data centre services from AirTrunk’s new Loyang facility

Starhub will provide round-the-clock, stepped-up technology and connectivity services to its customers from startup AirTrunk’s upcoming hyperscale data centre campus in Loyang, with an eye on the launch of 5G mobile networks in Singapore next year. The StarHub…

PropertyGuru’s Australia listing raises questions on SGX’s appeal

Yet another home-grown household name has opted to list overseas. Singapore-based real estate portal PG announced on Mon that it intends to list in Australia, presumably to seek higher valuations there. Analysts believe there are market-specific reasons why…

Singapore overtakes the US as world’s most competitive economy

The World Economic Forum rates Singapore as the world’s most economically competitive country, while Asia’s big economies, including India and Indonesia, fell in the annual ranking. The “Global Competitiveness Report 2019,” published on Wed, had the Southeast Asian…

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